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Author Kymlicka, Will.

Title Multicultural citizenship : a liberal theory of minority rights / Will Kymlicka
Edition First paper-back edition
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


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Description vii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Series Oxford political theory
Oxford political theory.
Contents 1. Introduction. 2. The Politics of Multiculturalism. 3. Individual Rights and Collective Rights. 4. Rethinking the Liberal Tradition. 5. Freedom and Culture. 6. Justice and Minority Rights. 7. Ensuring a Voice for Minorities. 8. Toleration and Its Limits. 9. The Ties That Bind. 10. Conclusion
Summary The increasingly multicultural fabric of modern societies has given rise to many new issues and conflicts, as ethnic and national minorities demand recognition and support for their cultural identity. This book presents a new conception of the rights and status of minority cultures. It argues that certain sorts of ̀collective rights' for minority cultures are consistent with liberal democratic principles, and that standard liberal objections to recognizing such rights on grounds of individual freedom, social justice, and national unity, can be answered. However, Professor Kymlicka emphasizes that no single formula can be applied to all groups and that the needs and aspirations of immigrants are very different from those of indigenous peoples and national minorities. The book discusses issues such as language rights, group representation, religious education, federalism, and secession - issues which are central to understanding multicultural politics, but which have been surprisingly neglected in contemporary liberal theory. -- Back cover
Analysis Ethnic groups Rights
Human rights
Overseas item
Notes Originally published in 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-263) and index
Notes Also available online
American Political Science Association Ralph J. Bunche Award, 1996
Subject Ethnic groups -- Civil rights.
Minorities -- Civil rights.
Cultural pluralism.
Ethnic groups -- Civil rights.
Minorities -- Civil rights.
LC no. 95005110
ISBN 0198279493
Other Titles Liberal theory of minority rights